“Poly’s mission is to prepare and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination, and—above all—character.”
Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of School Nurse. This is a temporary position with the possibility of a permanent position in the future. The hours of this position will be Monday through Friday from 12pm – 6pm.
The School Nurse manages the health office to ensure optimum health and safety of students by providing immediate medical care and accurate management of medication and information to maximize health and wellness in the school community. In addition, this role will provide wellness support through individual education and resource development for students, employees and parents.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Provide both emergency and preventative medical care for all persons at the Dyker Heights campus, including necessary follow-up arrangements and health screening. Maintain first aid equipment to be used in classrooms and field trips, as well as specialty first aid equipment such as EpiPens.
Design, implement, and monitor procedures for the safe storage and administration of student medication for those with chronic physical concerns or conditions and medication for general dispensing in line with health regulations.
Maintains accurate student health record in a confidential manner in order to provide health reports and statistical analysis, and for monitoring students with health problems or concerns. Also responsible for completing confidential employee health injury records.
Develop, implement, and evaluate and maintain school health policies, in order to protect the health and safety of students and staff and to bring into line with New York laws and health mandates.
Develops and, where appropriate, facilitates a health and wellness program for students/parents/employees including personal health awareness, health and safety practices in the classroom, and first aid/CPR training. Act as a resource for teachers to enrich and reinforce information in health classes.
In case of a crisis, provide necessary direction to administrators to ensure the situation is managed in a manner that will optimize the health, safety, and well-being of the Poly Prep community, is in line with government guidelines, and minimizes anxiety.
Coordinate health requirements for school trips, including collating student health information and providing required equipment.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of clinical nursing experience, preferably in schools or as a pediatric or emergency room nurse.
Specific Skills: High-level interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, staff, faculty, and parents coupled with solid written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational and crisis management skills, with the ability to multitask and remain calm in high-pressure environment.
Solid health assessment skills with the ability to intervene appropriately in emergency circumstances and drive change in health programs to continually meet the needs of students and staff.
Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the School, local health agencies, and other community resources.
Understanding and maintain confidentiality and implementing this within the School health office.
Certifications/Licenses: Registered Professional Nurse, CPR/First Aid/AED
Special Requirements: None.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just, and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
With a 25-acre park-like setting in Brooklyn, we offer a great environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, free parking, and free lunch).
How to apply: If you are a qualified, team player with a great sense of humor and interested in working in an environment that is engaging and supportive, please send your cover letter and current resume detailing your interest in the position with specific evidence of qualification to email@example.com.
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854